Decorating a Small Space? Make Our DIY Wall Mantel
Got a tiny apartment with an even tinier Christmas tree? Then it’s time to hack it up this holiday season with our on-the-wall mantel! With With gorgeous fabrics from Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores® and garland ties, hooks, and tape from Velcro Industries, it’s easy to make your very own colorful holiday scene.
– 2 yards of any pattern fabric (we’re partial to chevron)
– 1 yard of plain red fabric
– 1 yard of plain green fabric
– VELCRO® Brand Indoor/Outdoor Hanging Clips
– VELCRO® Brand Red Garland Tie
– VELCRO® Brand Sticky Back Black Coins
– sewing machine
First thing to do is get your mantel ready. We’re creating a flat fabric mantel to attach to any wall – you could even take it on the go if you’re doing more than one Christmas this year.
Our mantel is definitely on the tiny side, and could be larger. But if you’re going for the small look, we cut ours to 52 inches wide by 30 inches tall. Turn your fabric over and measure a 3 inch seam allowance. Iron! Turn back over and mark the 3 inch line.
Pin the VELCRO® Brand Red Garland Tie on the front of your fabric so that it also holds the seam in place. You’re creating a mantel, so you want to create a mantel shape on the front.
Now, sew!! Not only are you sewing your red garland tie onto the front, but you’re sewing up in the seam in the back so you have clean edges. We love a hack that lets you do two things at once!
To attach your mantel to the wall, use VELCRO® Brand Sticky Back Black Coins.
Next up, you’ve gotta make your stockings. We printed out this template and traced it onto our red and green fabrics. Make sure you cut out two pieces for each stocking. Now, back to the sewing machine. We like the exposed stitching on this one for that homemade look, so we stitched along the front.
Use some of your excess mantel fabric to add loops and your stockings are done!
Back to the mantel. Use VELCRO® Brand Indoor/Outdoor Hanging Clips as stocking hooks. They’ll attach perfectly to the VELCRO® Brand Red Garland Tie you sewed onto your mantel.
Hang the stockings, fill with presents, and your small space will be filled with holiday cheer!
How do you decorate your small space for the holidays? Tell us in the comments below. Happy Holidays!